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Shintō nonaka no shimizu
Text (Tomobe Yasutaka)
A work in four books and four volumes compiled in 1732 by Tomobe Yasutaka. It was printed the following year. This is an introductory text explaining Shinto in easy to understand language from the point of view of Suika Shintō. The author regrets that there are some people who are born in the divine land (Japan) and are beneficiaries of the divine blessings (shin'on), but do not know the way of the gods. Because of this, they only study foreign things and some turn their backs on their own divine heritage. With this in mind, Tomobe compiled this work as a handbook for beginners to correctly study the origins of Japan's true history. The title comes from an anonymous poem in Kokin wakashū: It is tepid now / the meadow spring that welled clear / in a time long past— / yet those who knew it of old / still come to scoop its waters (Translated by Helen McCullough, Kokin wakashū: The First Imperial Anthology of Japanese Poetry, With Tosa Nikki and Shinsen Waka. Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1985, p. 194). This work appeared in book form in 1873, titled Shinkyō hitsudoku nonaka no shimizu. An abbreviated text appears in Dai nippon bunko, edited by Saeki Ariyoshi, part two of Suika Shintō.
— Nishioka Kazuhiko

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